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    Hi all,

    I am in the market for a 612 and I am getting a bit baffled by the range of prices! For my pocket I would ideally like an early car that has been well looked after.
    I thought I found my ideal car at HR Owen at 62k in grigio silvestone with crema hide and only 26k miles. A price I thought was pretty reasonable from a main dealer. Sadly the car was under offer when I called and later sold.

    That said I understand that at this age of car the only benifit of buying from a main dealer is a power train warranty rather than bumper to bumper?

    Looking around I now see other '05 cars at independent dealers at considerable more. Then there are other cars that seem to have sat on the market for 6 months or more.

    I guess what I am asking is what do people here think a reasonable price is for a '05 612 with circa 30k miles and decent history? In my head I think a 'good' purchase from an indy would be 50k. Does that sound right? If there is a car i like that was this spec but up at 65+ should i ignore it or put in an offer i think its worth? sorry for the silly question but prices on these seem more out than on the other makes i have bought previously.

    What is the best way to get a car inspected at an indy? Would anyone here recommend that I ask it to be taken to a main dealer for an inspection (paid for by myself)?

    Cheers all!

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    Main dealer car would be powertrain only on an older car

    It's definitely worth haggling but I doubt any dealer would take a 15k cut on a 65k car, being realistic they may consider 5k off

    Is lower mileage important? a friend has a 60km car and it's perfect so they can take the miles easily enough, perhaps consider the ferrari centre car at 54k

    Personally I'd buy on condition, not mileage and buy the best you can afford

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    Quote Originally Posted by F355GTS View Post
    perhaps consider the ferrari centre car at 54k

    Personally I'd buy on condition, not mileage and buy the best you can afford
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    Hugo
    perhaps consider the ferrari centre car at 54k

    Personally I'd buy on condition, not mileage and buy the best you can afford

    Many thanks very much for your reply. I saw the add for the grey 612 at the Ferrari Centre and was thinking about taking a look at it. However, on your second point how can I determine what the condition is, past the surface?

    If, for example, I liked the look of the car and the service history is main dealer and specialist in all the right places, where could I get the condition checked? Would I get the car checked at ferrari main dealer?

    To elaborate about on my concerns about pricing for this model here is some examples of asking prices out there and from non main dealers...

    2006 Black 40k miles 49,995 (elite carriage company)

    2005 Grey 44k miles 53,995 (the ferrari centre)

    2005 Black 23k miles 67,995 (DK Engineering)

    2005 Grey 18k miles 69,995 (Foskers)


    the above look correlated until you see that from Ferrari main dealer a 2005 Grey car with 25k sold with an asking of 62K and there is a blue one also for sale now at Carrs Exeter for 59,995 with 23k miles?! Plus it is likely that each car has or will go for up to 5% off this price.

    For me this suggests that the lower mileage cars at the indy garages are expensive at the moment. Whilst I like a grey car I would have to be a bit mad to consider one up at 70k at Foskers when there is one at a main dealer for 10k less with a power train warranty.

    Hope I am making sense!

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